The relationship between LeDuc & Dexter and Christopherson Homes goes back many years. “We started working with Christopherson Homes when they started building homes in Fountain Grove”, remembers Tom LeDuc . The two companies are still working together in Fountain Grove. Currently LeDuc Dexter is just starting their work for Christopherson at Siena, which LeDuc & Dexter Residential Manager, Jim Kempers describes as, “a very elegant setting.” Tuscany, also located in Fountain Grove and Eagle Ridge at Sky Hawk have just been completed. Brenda and Keith Christopherson started their company in 1978, since then Christopherson has built over 3,000 homes in Sonoma County. In recent years Christopherson Homes has also built up-scale communities such as Westchester in Vallejo and The Avenues at Westlake in Sacramento.
Sonoma County is the focal point of activity and commitment for Christopherson Homes as witnessed by their participation in HomeAid America . HomeAid was established in Southern California and serves temporarily homeless including families and individuals, women in crisis pregnancy, homeless youth, victims of domestic violence and single mother and children. HomeAid’s mission is to build or renovate shelters that will be operated by non-profit care providers. Ray Ambrosio, who is heading up the project for Christopherson explains, “HomeAid’s method is to marshal the resources of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants under the leadership of a “Builder Captain” who puts the project together and supervises the construction. Christopher Homes and Cobblestone Homes are serving as Build Captains for the HomeAid 10-unit apartment complex at 602 Aston Ave. in Santa Rosa.” The Home Builders Association is involved nationally and locally and the Sonoma County People for Equal Opportunity are also helping to put the program together here. LeDuc & Dexter is the plumbing subcontractor on the project under the supervision of Jim Kempers.
Another “community” that has been organized by Christopherson Homes is their Trade Advisory Group, involving the subcontractors they work with. Vice President of Construction, Bob Sweeney says it’s invaluable, “We want to know how the subs do business and how we can improve our business to align with theirs. Our Design Studio Purchasing and Marketing are also represented. We have the meetings once a month at lunch with an agenda, but we also address issues that are brought to our attention within the group.”
Christopherson Homes seems to be as determined to build great relationships, as they are to build great homes.